Category Archives: Christianity

Is God still speaking?

Coming back from lunch at the Lutheran Theological Seminary’s refectory (a great lunch spot I just discovered, and no tax!), I had a second religious encounter. Walking back to work, I passed the University Church, a Protestant Christian church with pronounced Left-wing beliefs (there’s a gay pride flag outside, as well as a Black Lives […]

National Geographic touts Jesus again

I’ve often complained about National Geographic‘s recent trend towards osculating religion, extolling the virtues and verities of faiths without questioning them in the least (see here. here, here and here, for instance). This is clearly an editorial decision, perhaps exacerbated after the magazine was purchased by Rupert Murdoch. What bothers me about all this is […]

Religion tickles everything

I’m sure I’ve posted at least one clip showing the American Charismatic Christian preacher Kenneth E. Hagin (1917-2003). Born in Texas, he preached in that state and later in Oklahoma.  Wikipedia describes his conversion: Kenneth E. Hagin was born in McKinney, Texas, the son of Lillie Viola Drake Hagin and Jess Hagin. According to Hagin’s testimony, […]

Baby Sausage Jesus causes uproar in England

Matthew sent me an article from the Guardian (click headline below) with the note, “Greggs is a cheap and cheerful UK bakery chain known for its pasties, pies and – praise the Lord! – sausage rolls”. Unfortunately, they substituted a sausage roll for Jesus in a nativity scene. BAD move!   Greggs’s £24 Advent calendar […]

Australian journalist touts religion as infinitely superior to atheism—without considering whether religion is true

Kiwi Heather Hastie sent me this long article from The Australian, the biggest-selling newspaper in the country. The paper is also said to be conservative (I don’t read it), which explains why Greg Sheridan, its foreign editor, got so much space to tout Christianity and fulminate against atheism.  Click on the screenshot below to go […]

The rise of Christianity

Reader Alexander called my attention to what he said was an “interesting article in Aeon. It will not make theologians happy.” And the article, called “Christians were strangers” (subtitled “How an obscure oriental cult in a corner of Roman Palestine grew to become the dominant religion of the Western world”) is indeed worth reading, though […]

Ken Ham screws up

Doesn’t he realize that he’s turning his Ark into a gay flag? The @ArkEncounter is lit permanently at night with a rainbow to remind the world that God owns the rainbow & is a sign of His covenant pic.twitter.com/U0dmKnXV2v — Ken Ham (@aigkenham) July 18, 2017

Test shows that I’m the “Ultimate Christian”. Are you?

UPDATE: Several readers report in the comments that no matter how you answer you’ll get 100%. I can’t be arsed to check that, but it seems to be the case. This is DUPLICITY on the part of Christians. But why would they do it? And shame on me for not checking! ________________ This test from […]

An Easter joke

When you read this, I’ll be flying back to the U.S. It’s hard to believe a month has passed in New Zealand, but this perceived rapidity is largely because I’ve seen so many things—and that is because of the vaunted kindness of the Kiwis. Thanks to one and all for hosting me, taking me places, […]

Good news: U.S.’s biggest retailer of Christian books and merchandise closed after bankruptcy

Reader Alexander sent a link to an article in Publisher’s Weekly (PW), which Wikipedia describes as “an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. Published continuously since 1872, it has carried the tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling”. With 51 issues a year, the emphasis […]